FA TROPHY HOLDERS 2015 & NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH PLAY-OFF CHAMPIONS 2016

Lowestoft Town 1 NFU 2 (VCN)

VANARAMA CONFERENCE NORTH

 LOWESTOFT 1-2 NORTH FERRIBY UNITED

Goals:  NFU: Jarman (16p), Bolder (36),

 Lowestoft:  Louis (90+3).

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Villagers supporters who made the 350 mile round trip to Lowestoft were rewarded with an outstanding away performance which brought a richly deserved 3 points, which extended the Villagers unbeaten league run to seven games.  “We dominated from start to finish”, said manager Billy Heath, “the first half was as good as we have played all season and we could have won by a far greater margin, their keeper made some good saves.  It was a top all round performance.“

 Setting the tone for the afternoon the Villagers were on top from the off,  Jarman had an over head kick just wide and with St Juste and Black causing problems on both flanks,  Bolder and King both had goal bound efforts blocked.  Ferriby took the lead from the penalty spot in the 17thminute, Black’s cross caused panic in the Lowestoft penalty area, in the resulting scramble Nathan Jarman was tripped by the keeper.  He dusted himself down and despatched the penalty in the left hand corner.

 Ferriby’s midfield trio Bolder, D’Laryea and King controlled the game as the Villagers played some excellent passing football attacking down both flanks.  Mark Gray had a 25 yard drive turned round the post by Jessup and then from the resulting corner headed narrowly over.  King broke through but was well tackled on the edge of the area by Gleeson.  King’s great run to flick on Bolder’s cross fell at the feet of Denton but he blazed over from a good position.  A second goal always looked likely and a fine bit of football created it.  Good work in midfield sent Liam King free on the left hand edge of the penalty area, he un-selfishly squared the ball to Adam Bolder who side footed the ball home in the 37th minute.

 Lowestoft carried little threat but on 39 minutes Bammants drive from just outside the box was brilliantly turned over by Adam Nicklin.

 The second half continued in much the same vein with Ferriby’s midfield controlling the game.  The Villagers has opportunities to increase their lead, a St Juste cross flew across the six year box, when Bolder was tripped just outside the box, he took the free kick and his curling shot was well turned round by Jessup.  When Gleeson mis-placed his past, Denton went through one on one with Jessup who spread himself to save well.

Ferriby looked to be heading for a comfortable win but there was late drama when Lowestoft exerted some late pressure.  In stoppage time a good cross from Ainsley found substitute Louis who turned and fired into the corner.  Even then Ferriby could have added a third.  Josh Wilde’s cross was met by a bullet header from Jamie Yates that the keeper turned away.

 This was a terrific away performance by North Ferriby who won far more comfortably than the 2-1 margin would suggest.  

 North Ferriby United – Nicklin, Black, Wilde, King (c), Gray (Anderson 39), Wilson, Bolder (Fry 88), D’Laryea, Denton (Yates 87), Jarman, St Juste.  Subs not used:  Nicholson, Peat

Lowestoft Town – Jessup, Ainsley, Haynes-Brown, Fisk, Gleeson (c), Hayles, Eagle, Jarvis, Reed (Louis 81), Bammant (Wood-Garness 45), Smith (Radomski 66).  Subs not used:  Zielonka, Marsden.

 Man of the match – Adam Bolder (North Ferriby United)

 

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